Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Madeleine Eugenie

Madeleine Eugenie
Also Known As
 Maddy Jean

~ ~ ~
As I type this, my Dear Sweet Daughter
is napping on the rug next to me.
She has had a bad bad day and night.
Today, she is just a bit better.
She ate.
Yesterday, she did not.

She is ten years old.
Going on eleven.
Has nasty tumors all over her old body.

Had cancer surgery two Summers ago.
Nasty nasty nasty surgery.
Terrible months of healing.

We said we would not do that to her again.
I wish I hadn't said that.
I did.

Her leg is bothering her.
She has troubles getting up.
Troubles walking.
Oh those terrible stairs.

She lies down and you have to look.
To see if she is still breathing.

Last night I just hugged her.
On the rug.
Just her and me.
She didn't lift her head.
She was breathing though.
I did that for a long time.

Later, she did come up the stairs.
Very late at night.
I though oh my.
She feels better.

It's not easy.
Letting go.
Will it be this week.
Next month.

I told her to take her time.
She's always been one
to be in a hurry
to eat.

When she didn't eat last night.
Well, I knew we were in trouble.

So, today I am happy
cause she seems a bit better.
Sad, because I know my time
with this Sweet Dear Daughter
is running out.

What a grand time it's been.
She's the best dog.
No one has had a better one.
So imagine all your dogs
and how great they have been.

My dog is better than your dog.
Just had to say that.

Here's to 
Madeleine Eugenie
AKA .. 
Maddy Jean

~ JC ~


Fuzzy Tales said...

Lots of purrs and hugs to you both. We ask that when it's Maddy Jean's time to cross, that she pass peacefully, gently and mercifully.

She has lived in love, and will pass into Love, when she's ready.

Laila and Minchie said...

We read this post with leaky eyes. Keeping you and your sweet girl in our thoughts and purrs. (((hugs)))


It's so hard. I know. I do. How hard comfort care is. All I can say because words are meaningless is spend as much time with her and take tons of photos or videos or both. YOU will find them so meaningful as time moves forward. There is a special poignancy in the time you have, take each moment as a gift. As hard as it may be and remember love is eternal.

Brian said...

Purrs, hugs and love to you and dear Maddy Jean. It sure is tough.

Austin Towers said...

Oh my heart breaks for you having to say goodbye. Your words are so beautiful and yes there is poignancy in this time with your sweet girl. You are in my prayers. Caro xx

Dash Kitten said...

Much love from us, and I know anyone who has seen a pet ill will be with you in heart and spirit.

Hang in there, you will know when the time comes. Be there for your wonderful friend.

Marjorie, Miranda, Silver and Harvey

William said...

It's the hardest thing about loving a dear friend, knowing the time will come when they must leave us. We will keep you both in our purrs and prayers.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Maddy Jean isn't feeling well and are sending her healing purrs. We hopes you get to spend lots of times together before you has to say goodbye.

Quill and Greyson said...

I know how hard it is - just give her all the love you can. Hugs

Random Felines said...

we are sending purrs that you have all the quality time possible....

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's always sad when we realize our time is growing short. They are so precious. We hope you have many good days left with Madeleine.

Katie Isabella said...

Purrs and love and deep caring to you and your daughter whom you love so much. I understand. Mom has leaky eyes and we think you must have too. She does know she is loved to the ends of the earth.

Purrfect Haven said...

Oh... Sending you LOADS of purrs and hugs. Lovely to pop by and visit you again. Yet hoping you are ok. Love Helen, Darcy and brother Bingley xxx

Maggie M said...

Oh, I am so sorry to come here and hear this news about your sweet, precious Maddy Jean. Your comment on Snookums page has special meaning to me now...knowing that your sweet Maddy is so ill and you took the time to come and post comforting and caring words for us. We will be remembering you both in our thoughts and prayers. Purrs, hugs and nose kisses

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals